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N Editorials ..................................... 4A Op-Ed .......................................... 5A Calendar ...................................... 6A Scene Around ............................. 9A Synagogue Directory ................ 11A JTA News Briefs ........................ 13A Chaya, 46, and her father, Yosef Salomon, 70, were mur- dered in their home. By Alex Traiman The Israeli government reopened the Temple Mount complex to Muslims and members of other faiths Sun- day with strict new security measures, in the wake of last Friday's attack near the flash- point holy site, in which Arab terrorists killed two Israeli Druze police officers. Israeli defense experts who specialize in understanding radical Islamic culture stress that such attacks are likely to occur again. "For many years, there has been the motivation to create an apocalypse between Islam and Judaism on the basis of the Al-Aqsa mosque (the name of the mosque on the Temple Mount plaza). Sheikh Raed Salah (the head of the Northern Branch of the Is- lamic Movement in Israel) is very bold in using this argu- ment day and night," Reuven Berko, a former colonel in the Israel Police- and former adviser on Arab affairs for the Jerusalem Police Department, told Islamic leaders have called on Muslims "to reject and boycott all the Israeli aggres- sion measures," claiming the changes violate a long-held status quo between the Is- lamic Waqf, which adminis- ters the site itself, and Israel, which controls access to the Temple Mount. After metal detectors were installed at the entrance gates to the Temple Mount, Sheikh Omar Kiswani, direc- tor of the Al-Aqsa mosque, told Israeli media, "We reject the changes imposed by the Israeli government. We will not enter through these metal detectors." Unholy act at a holy site? "Radical Muslims do not give a damn about the fact that a site is holy--even to them- selves. They have a long track Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 Israeli security officers stand near a newly installed metal detector (left) at one of the entrance gates to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, July 17, 2017. record of using holy sites of all faiths as arenas to promote their radical agenda, across the Middle East," Berko said. Berko suggested that fu- ture incidents on the Temple Mount are likely due to on- going "incitement and the circumstances which support and encourage using weap- ons, killing innocent people and creating chaos." He noted that the terrorists, who came from the Israeli Arab town of Umm al-Fahm, were incited by radicals like Salah, who Security on page 14A Elad Salomon, 36, (r) was also murdered. His wife, Michal, (1) saved 5 children by locking them in a room and calling for help. She's now a widowand a hero. By Adam Abrams A Palestinian terrorist fatal- ly stabbed an Israeli father and two of his adult children last Friday night in the Samaria community of Halamish, amid escalating tension over Jerusalem's Temple Mount. The terror attack in Ha- lamish came on the heels of a Palestinian-incited "day of rage," in Which riots erupted after Friday prayers in re- sponse to the installation of metal detectors at the entrance gates to the Temple Mount. Israel bolstered se- curity following the July 14 Arab terror attack that killed two Israeli Druze policemen near the holy site. Several hours before ini- Stabbing on page 15A ii By Rafael Medoff There is a broad consensus amongAmerican Jewish lead- ers in support of Israel's use of metal detectors to intercept terrorists on Jerusalem's Temple Mount. The Conference of Presi- dents of Maj or American Jew- ish Organizations "supports taking the necessary and appropriate steps to assure security for all and to protect the sanctity of these holy sites," the umbrella group's executive vice chairman and CEO, Malcolm Hoenlein, told Herbert Block, executive director of the American Zionist Movement, said, "If the authorities responsible for security feel certain mea- sures are necessary to meet their responsibility to protect those who visit for prayer or as respectful visitors, it is no different than security con- siderations at the Vatican, at the [U.S.] Capitol orany other significant location where public access is permitted under applicable law." "In a world where security measures are being enhanced in major gathering places, it's only surprising that the Temple Mount didn't have such measures until now," American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris told JNS. org. "The terror attack last week, in which two Israelis were killed, is a tragic re- minder of why metal detectors are needed for the safety of all visitors and personnel." The World Jewish Congress (WJC) and B'nai B'rith Inter- national are taking similar positions. "It is not the presence of metal detectors that leads to violence, rather the unrelent- ing incitement to violence on the part of the Patestin- Consensus on page 14A ( Anti-Israel dem- onstrations were held across the Muslim world Thursday and Friday to protest Is- rael's decision to implement metal detectors at the Temple Mount, following the July 14 terror attack that killed two Israeli police officers near the holy site. In Jordan's capital of Am- man Friday, thousands of pro- testers organized by Islamist groups took to the streets to decry the security measures. "With our soul, with our blood, we will sacrifice our- selves for you, A1-Aqsa," they chanted, AFP reported. "We will go to A1-Aqsa in our mil- lions as martyrs." Jordan, one of two Arab countries that have peace treaties with Israel, is the custodian of the Old City of Jerusalem's Muslim holy sites, including the Temple Mount, through the Islamic Waqf. In Istanbul Thursday night, Turkish Islamists protested outside of the Neve Shalom synagogue with signs denounc- ing Israel as a "terrorist state." "Israel has banned Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque for many years," said local Islamist leader Kursat Mican, the Hurriyet Daily News re- ported. "It has not stopped at that and now it is harassing our Palestinian brothers by putting X-ray devices at the entrances to our sanctuary. Our brothers are not able to Protests on page 15A